Department of Strategy and Innovation

Professor, PhD

Kontor: KIL/14.A-2.59
E-mail: kl.si@cbs.dk

Keld Laursen is professor of the Economics and Management of Innovation at Copenhagen Business School and DNV-GL Professor II at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He earned his doctorate in international economics from Aalborg University. His current research focuses on open and distributed innovation processes and on organizational practices and innovation outcomes. His research has been published in outlets such as Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Economic Geography and Research Policy.

He is a co-editor of Research Policy and serves on the editorial boards of Strategic Management Journal and Industrial and Corporate Change. Keld Laursen is the 2017/2018 Past Chair of the Technology and Innovation Management Division of the Academy of Management. He is a former member of the Danish Research Council for Independent Research | Social Sciences and serves presently as a panel member at the European Research Council (ERC) for Social sciences and Humanities (SH1). Laursen is a member of the Executive Board of the Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics (DRUID). He serves currently on the CBS Academic Council.


Primære forskningsområder
  • Firm strategy and innovation
  • Open and distributed innovation processes
  • Organization of innovative activities
  • University-Industry interaction
  • Appropriability strategies
Administrative opgaver

Link til denne hjemmeside

Keld Laursen is the program coordinator of the MSc (cand. merc.) in Innovation and Business Development at CBS. He teaches also the innovation strategy course in the CBS MSc in Bio Business and Innovation.


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Udvalgte publikationer
  • Kaiser, U., H.C. Kongsted, K. Laursen and A-K. Ejsing (2018). Experience Matters: The Role of Academic Scientist Mobility for Industrial Innovation. Strategic Management Journal, forthcoming.
  • Moreira, S., A. Markus and K. Laursen (2018), Knowledge Diversity and Coordination: The Effect of Intrafirm Inventor Task Networks on Absorption Speed, Strategic Management Journal, forthcoming.
  • Laursen, K., S. Moreira, T. Reichstein and M.I. Leone (2017), ‘Evading the Boomerang Effect: Using the Grant-Back Clause to Further Generative Appropriability from Technology Licensing Deals’, Organization Science 28(3), pp. 514-530. doi: 10.1287/orsc.2017.1130.
  • Lakemond, N., L. Bengtsson, K. Laursen and F. Tell (2016), 'Match & Manage: The use of knowledge matching and project management to integrate knowledge in collaborative inbound open innovation', Industrial and Corporate Change. Vol. 26(2), pp. 333-352. doi: 10.1093/icc/dtw004.
  • Laursen, K. and A. Salter (2014), 'The Paradox of Openness: Appropriability, External Search and Collaboration', Research Policy. Vol. 43(5), pp. 867-878. doi: 10.1016/j.respol.2013.10.004.
  • D'Agostino, L.M., K. Laursen and G. Santangelo (2013), 'The impact of R&D offshoring on the home knowledge production of OECD investing regions', Journal of Economic Geography. Vol. 13(1), pp. 145-175. doi: 10.1093/jeg/LBS012.
  • Laursen, K., F. Masciarelli and A. Prencipe (2012), 'Trapped or spurred by the home region? The effects of potential social capital on involvement in foreign markets for goods and technology', Journal of International Business Studies. Vol. 43(9), 2012, pp. 783–807. doi:10.1057/jibs.2012.27.
  • Laursen, K. (2012), 'Keep searching and you'll find: What do we know about variety creation through firms' search activities for innovation?', Industrial and Corporate Change. Vol. 21(5), pp. 1181-1220. doi:10.1093/icc/dts025.
  • Laursen, K., F. Masciarelli and A. Prencipe (2012), 'Regions matter: how localized social capital affects external knowledge acquisition and innovation', Organization Science. Vol 23(1), pp. 177-193. doi: 10.1287/orsc.1110.0650.
  • Foss, NJ., K. Laursen and T. Pedersen (2011), 'Linking customer interaction and innovation: The mediating role of new organizational practices', Organization Science. Vol. 22(4), pp. 980-999. doi: 10.1287/orsc.1100.0584.
  • Laursen, K., T. Reichstein and A. Salter (2011), 'Exploring the Effect of Geographical Distance and University Quality on Industry-University Collaboration in the UK', Regional Studies, Vol. 45(4), pp. 507-523. doi: 10.1080/00343400903401618.
  • Jeppesen L.B. and K. Laursen (2009), 'The role of lead users in knowledge sharing', Research Policy. Vol. 38(10), pp 1582-1589. doi: 10.1016/j.respol.2009.09.002
  • Laursen, K. and A. Salter (2006), 'Open for Innovation: The role of openness in explaining innovative performance among UK manufacturing firms', Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 27(2), pp 131-150. doi: 10.1002/smj.507.
  • Foss, NJ and K. Laursen (2005), 'Performance Pay, Delegation, and Multitasking under Uncertainty and Innovativeness: An Empirical Investigation', Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol 58(2) 246-276. doi: 10.1016/j.jebo.2004.03.018.
  • Laursen, K. and A. Salter (2004), 'Searching Low and High: What Types of Firms Use Universities as a Source of Innovation?', Research Policy, Vol 33(8), pp. 1201-1215. doi: 10.1016/j.respol.2004.07.004.
  • Laursen, K. and N.J. Foss (2003), 'New HRM Practices, Complementarities, and the Impact on Innovation Performance', Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol 27(2), pp. 243-263. doi: 10.1093/cje/27.2.243.
Publikationer sorteret efter:
Bernd Ebersberger; Fabrice Galia; Keld Laursen; Ammon Salter / Inbound Open Innovation and Innovation Performance : A Robustness Study.
I: Research Policy, Vol. 50, Nr. 7, 9.2021
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Keld Laursen; Bart Leten; Ngoc Han Nguyen; Marc Vancauteren / Mounting Corporate Innovation Performance : The Effects of High-skilled Migrant Hires and Integration Capacity.
I: Research Policy, Vol. 49, Nr. 9, 11.2020
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Keld Laursen; Ammon Salter / Who Captures Value from Open Innovation : The Firm or its Employees?.
I: Strategic Management Review, Vol. 1, Nr. 2, 2020, s. 255-276
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Keld Laursen; Bart Leten; Ngoc Han Nguyen; Marc Vancauteren / The Effect of High-skilled Migrant Hires and Integration Capacity on Firm-level Innovation Performance : Is There a Premium?.
Paper presented at DRUID19 Conference, 2019
Paper > peer review
Keld Laursen; Bart Leten; Ngoc Han Nguyen; Mark Vancauteren / The Impact of High-skilled Migrant inward Mobility on Firm-level Innovation Performance : Unfolding Individual- and Firm-level Heterogeneity.
Abstract from DRUID Academy Conference 2019, 2019
Konferenceabstrakt til konference > peer review
Ulrich Kaiser; H.C. Kongsted; Keld Laursen; Ann-Kathrine Ejsing / Experience Matters : The Role of Academic Scientist Mobility for Industrial Innovation.
I: Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 39, Nr. 7, 2018, s. 1935-1958
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Solon Moreira; Arjan Markus; Keld Laursen / Knowledge Diversity and Coordination : The Effect of Intrafirm Inventor Task Networks on Absorption Speed.
I: Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 39, Nr. 9, 9.2018, s. 2517-2546
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Paola Criscuolo; Keld Laursen; Toke Reichstein; Ammon Salter / Winning Combinations : Search Strategies and Innovativeness in the UK.
I: Industry and Innovation, Vol. 25, Nr. 2, 2018, s. 115-143
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Keld Laursen; Solon Moreira; Toke Reichstein; Maria Isabella Leone / Evading the Boomerang Effect : Using the Grant-back Clause to Further Generative Appropriability from Technology Licensing Deals.
I: Organization Science, Vol. 28, Nr. 3, 2017, s. 514-530
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Bernd Ebersberger; Fabrice Galia; Keld Laursen; Ammon Salter / How Robust are the Results? : A Bayesian Averaging Approach for Tackling Replication and Model Uncertainty in Research on Inbound Open Innovation .
I: 15th International Open and User Innovation Conference: Book of Abstracts. Innsbruck : Universität Innsbruck 2017, s. 30
Konferenceabstrakt i proceedings > peer review
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